Published on August 21, 2017  

I am grateful for the arrival of a new semester.  Throughout the year we will celebrate the active engagement of our faculty and students in teaching, learning, performance and research.  As I write this message, I’m reminded of the hundreds of people who play roles in supporting the environment of the campus.  Workers are busily making last-minute repairs and cleaning our buildings, groundskeepers are caring for our lawns, cafeteria employees are preparing meals, and support staff members across the campus are providing important assistance for the thousands of details necessary for the beginning of a new academic year.  One body, many members, each with significant work to do.    

The world is better because of the effective support offered by so many among us.